A Historical Sketch of the Town of Hanover, Mass.
with Family Genealogies
by John S. Barry, Boston; 1853
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
FAMILY GENEALOGIES - RAMSDELL, or RAMSDEN to STETSON
RAMSDELL, or RAMSDEN.
Joseph, was in Plym'h., in 1643, and Sam'l., one of his deset's., sett in that part of Scit., now H., m. Martha Bowker, and had ch. Thos., prob. also a desc't. of Joseph, was of H., 1712 and had, by w. Sarah,
2. Joesph Ramsdell, prob. another desc't. of Joseph, of Dnx'y., m. (1) Mary Homer, Ap. 23, 1730, who d. June 1, 1754 ; and (2) Mercy Prior, Nov. 25, 1755, who d. July 20, 1766, and he, Aug. 22, 1787, ae. 86. ch.:
8. Joseph, s. Joseph (2) m. (1) Elizab. Barker, Feb. 1, 1770, who d. June 19, 1786; and (2) Elizab. Ellis, May 17, 1787, who d. Oct 20, 1811 ae. 59, and he, Aug. 5, 1817. ch.:
4. Joseph, s. Joseph (3) m. Ruth Stockbridge, Feb. 3, 1800, and lives in Warren, Mass. ch.:
6. Homer, s. Joseph (3) m. Betsy Stockbridge, Oct. 27, 1816, sett. in Warren, and d. Dec. 19, 1850, having had;
7. Silas Ramsdell, of a different family from the above, is in H., with his son, Jacob L., who is m., and has 1 da., Susanetta, b. Oct. 24, 1851. The fa., SiIas; m. (1) Ann Lawrence, by whom he had Jacob L.; (2) Elenor Stetson; and (3) Lois Hammond. By the last 2 he has no ch.
William, was of Scit., 1640, and of his descendants, Gideon, and Elijah, resided in H. for a time. The latter; Elijah, was fa. of Allen, of H., who m. Betsey Jones, of Scit., and lives on Wash'n. st. His ch. Are;
Capt. William, of Dux'y., m. Polly Glass, and lived for a time in H., on Centre st., where he d. May 9, 1851 ae. 65. His da. Wealthy, m. Lewis Hunt, of D.; and Hannah, m. Jared Alden, of S. Ab'n. His son, Sam'l. H., yet resides in Hanover; m. Lucy J. Estes, June 1835, and lives on Circuit st ch.:
2. Col. Jesse, of Mf'4., b. 1778, is the one whose history we have given at large on p. 142. We present, above, a likeness of that gentleman, taken expressly for this work, as an accompaniment to our sketch.
Alvin, b. July 1 1824, s. John, of Me., (and prob. a desct. of Edmond Rice, who was of Sudbury, 1640,) m. Charlotte Arnold, of Ab'n., d., lives on Whiting st., in the house built by Jared Whiting, and is a shoemaker. ch.:
Dr. Jacob, s. Jacob, of Wey'h., grad. B. U., 1824; stud. med. with Dr. Jno. C. Warren, of Bos'n.; and sett, in H. from 1834 to 1836. He now resides in Braintree, Mass, He m. Elizabeth, da. Rev. Calvin Wolcott, formerly Rector of St. Andrew's Church, and she d. May 2 1846. ch.:
John, of Ab'n., lived on Whiting st., and d. Mar. 26, 1829, ae. 49, having had ch.:
Nicholas, was of Dux'y., 1638; and Thos. was of Dux'y., 1643. Richard was of Bos'n., 1643, and aft. of Camb., and had, Sam'l., b. 1643, William, who was of H'm., 1665, m. Susanna, da. Geo. Lane, and had Tlios., 1665, is supposed to have been son of Richard, of Camb.; and Nath'l., and Sam'l., who were of Camb., 1680, were doubtless of the same family; and tradition says, that the Robbins' of H., sprung from this stock.
2. Nathaniel, a desc't. of Richard (?) m. Hannah, da. Sam'l. Witherell, May 15, 1740, and lived, not as Deane says, in Mf'd., but in Hanover, first in the "Beech woods country," and then at the corner of Grove st., where the cellar hole to his house is yet visible. He was killed in Mf’d., by the falling in of the stones of a well, on which he was at work; as the record says, Dec. 17, 1774, but as family tradition says, June 17, 1775,-the fall of the stones being occasioned by the jarring of the earth, induced by the firing of the cannon at the battle of Banker Hill. His wid: d. Jan. 7, 1807, ae. 86. ch.:
3. Timothy Robbins, s. Nathaniel (2) m. Mary Tilden, Oct. 25, 1770, and lived on Centre st., near where his son, Tim'y. resides. He was Dea. of the First Church; Town Clerk, from 1778-'87; a member of the Committee of Safety, in 1777; and altogether was a man of great usefulness in public affairs. He d. May 18, 1807, and his wid., Feb. 9, 1825, ae. 74. ch.:
4. Thomas, s. Nath'l., (2) m. Sylvina Caswell, was a shipmaster, and was drowned in the harbor of Cohaaset, Ap. 14, 1790, ae. 38, in the midst of his usefulness, and in the vigor of his life. He had 3 sons bap, in H., Sep. 19, 1790, viz.:
5. Timothy, s. Tim'y. (3) m. Hannah Wright, of Scit, in 1813, lives on Centre st., and is a worthy and respectable farmer. ch.,:
Of these 4 ch., but one is left, a daughter, to solace her parents in their declining years.
6. Anson, Esq., of Scit., s. Thos.. (4) m. Rachel, da. Thos. Sylvester, Aug. 28, 1803, and resides in So. Scit., near Mr. Stetson's Meeting House. He has long held the office of J. P.; and is a man of active business habits; of great diligence and perseverance; and one whose services have been much sought, not only in his own town, but in those adjacent. ch.:
NOTE. The son, George, was a man of remarkable mechanical talent; ambitious, and enterprising; one whose career, at the date of his decease, seemed to be full of promise; and who was arrested, in the midst of his use fulness, by an affection of the brain, induced by over exertion, which caused his death. He was mach respected in the community, and his loss is a severe blow to his family and friends.
Johe, of Wey'h., 1639, came to Scit,. with Rev. Mr. Witherell, in 1644, but d. in Wey'h., in 1661, leaving a son John, and others. John, jr., was of Scit., and by w. Rhoda, da. Elder Thos. King, had also a son John, and others. John 3d., was fa. of Caleb, b Ap. 14, 1718, who was of H.; and Caleb, by w. Mary Harlow, was fa. of Caleb, b. Dec. 16, 1747, and others. Caleb, jr., m. wid. Hannah Bates, and was fa. of Reuben, now of H., and of several daughters, of whom Ruth T., m. Capt. Levi Curtis, of H.
2. Reuben, s. Caleb, m. Abigail Stoddard, of Scit., and lives on Water st., in the ho. built by himself, on the site of a former house, which was burnt. ch.:
Thomas, according to Deane, was in the “Two mile," in 1660, and had a son John, who was slain in the battle at Rehoboth, in 1676. By a 2d w.; Alice, he had Jeremiah, who m. Elizab., da. Capt. Anthony Collamore, in 1698, and d. in 1699, leaving one son, Thomas, bap. June 27, 1708, who was of H. The wid. m. Timothy Symnes.
2. Thomas, s. Jeremiah, m. Faith Sylvester, Aug. 19, 1731, lived in H., was Dea. of the First Church, for a long time, and Selectman for 13 yrs., from 1750-'63. ch.:
3, Thos., s. Thos. (2) m. Rhoda Rogers, Nov. 12, 1761 and, it is said, moved to Me., with his family. ch.:
4. Timothy Rose, (Capt. Timothy,) s. Thos. (2) m. Lydia Soper, Jan. 23, 1766, who d. Jan. 4, 1812 and he, Oct. 22, 1819. Lived where his grandson Seth now resides, on Hanover st. He was selectman in 1789; an officer in the Rev'n.; a man of energy; active in his habits, and respected by his townsmen. ch.,:
5. Timothy, s. Capt. Timothy (4) m. Mercy Josselyn, June 9, 1795, who d. May 8, 1850. He built, and lived for about 15 yrs., in the house now occupied by Silas Hollis, on Broadway; and from thence moved to where Oren Josselyn lives, on King st., being interested in the iron works there. He finally settled where Josiah Bonney lives, on Wash'n. st., and there d. He was a millwright by trade. ch.:
6. Seth, .s. Capt. Tim'y. (4), m. Lucy Dwelley, Dec. 4, 1798, who d. Ap. 25, 1845, and he, June 30, 1831. Lived on his father's place, and was a farmer. ch.:
7. Laban, s. Laban, of Seit., and a descendant of Thos. (1) m. Emily Young, Aug. 20, 1823, lives on Broadway, and is a shoemaker. ch.:
William P., b. Oct 15, 1814, m. Elmira Bates, Ap. 2, 1837, lives on King st., and is a shoemaker. ch.:
Robert, and his bro.. Peter, were born in a small town in Scotland, lying between Edinburgh and Glasgow, within 8 miles, it is said, of the tree in which William Wallace hid, as is related in the Scottish Chiefs. Robert was born in 1749, and Peter in 1745. Previous to the opening of the Am. Rev'n, they came to this country, on a visit, and staid in Bridg'r., Mass., one year, from 1774 to 1715. Starting from thence to return to their native land, by the way of Halifax, N. S., they were there impressed into the British army, under Burgoyne; and when that officer was defeated, they left the ranks, and returned to Mr. Russell, their fellow countryman, at Bridg'r., with whom they had been tarrying. Soon they entered the employ of the Hon. Hugh Orr, also a native of Scotland; --Who was a manufacturer of cannon, and other arena,--and with him they remained for four years, receiving, as their compensation, but $8 per month, and their board,—a sum which would now be considered small by most of our mechanics. From thence, both came to Hanover, and engaged in trade, in the humble capacity of pedlers. Peter, after remaining two years, moved to Pemb., and settled near the Rev. Morrill Allen's. He m. Eunice, da., Capt. Jonathan Bass, of E. Bridg'r., and widow of Seth Whitman, in 1785, and d. in Pemb., in Oct. 1828, ae. 83, leaving ch., of whom his son Peter, is still living in Pemb., on his father's place. Robert, the other brother, remained in H., and was, for about thirty years, engaged in the iron business at Sylvester's Forge,—28 years of the time with Nath'l., Cushing,in manufacturing Anchors, and carrying on this business on an extensive scale. He lived first in the Ba1dwin Horse, so called, on Hanover St., and afterwards on Broad-way, in what is now known as the " Salmond House." Both the brothers, were men of high moral worth, and one who knew them well, has said, that "if all were like them, we should need no penal lawa."Both left behind a good name for their children,—a legacy far more valuable than gold or silver. The desc'ts of Robert, we give below.
2. Robert Salmond, of Scotland, b. 1749, m. Mary, da. of Rev. Samuel Baldwin, of H., November 1, 1787, and d. in H., May 5, 1829, ae. 80, and his wid. September 5, 1847, ae. 79. ch.:
3. Samuel, s. Robert (2) m. Eliza, da. Hon. Albert Smith, of H., July 26, 1826, and lives on Wash'on. st., near the Four Corners. His life, like that of his father and uncle, has been eventful and instructive. At the age of 18, with his bro. Robert, he sett. in Bangor, Me., where, for 10 years, he was engaged in trade. In 1818, he left B., and journeyed to the South, tarrying there 4 years, until the death of his bro. Robert; and thence he went to Cuba, on which beautiful island he passed 7 winters. During a portion of this time, he was in the employ of the U. S. Gov't. In 1838, he sett. permanently in Hanover, and engaged in the Tack business, at the works previously occupied by his brothers, and at the spot where anciently stood the Stockbridge mill, Mr. S. is a man of modest and retiring manners, of unblemished integrity, never weary in well doing, and is respected most by those who know him best, and can best appreciate the excellencies of his character. ch:
Otis, s. Stephen, of Pemb., b. Sep. 1805, m. Sarah, da. Anthony Sylvester, lives on Broadway, and is a carpenter. ch.:
2. Charles, s. Chas., of Dux'y., m. Tamar J., da. Jno. Puffery Dec. 9, 1847, lives on Centre st., is a shoemaker by trade, and has no ch.
Note-This name, on old records, is generally spelled Samson; and Henry, the ancestor of most of the Sampsons of Plymouth Co., arrived at Dux'y., in 1620, according to Winsor.
Moses, former1y written "Moyses Symonson," came to Plymonth in the Fortune, in 1621 and is usually reckoned as one of the Pilgrims, being among the early settlers of Plym'h. Winslow speaks of him as "a child of one that was in communion with the Dutch Church at Leyden," and as being "admitted into Church fellowship at Plym'h., m. N. Eng'd., and his children also to Baptism as well as our own." In the division of lands made in 1623, he, with Philip De la Noye, (now Delano,) received each one acre, "beyond the first brooks, to the wood westward;" and in 1628, Mar. 26, he, and Edward Bompass, sold each one acre of ground to Robert Hicks, "lying on the North side of the town," being probably the acre granted to him in 1623. In the division of cattle, made May 22, 1627, the first lot, consisting of the "four black heifers that came in the Jacob, and two she goats," fell to Francis Cooke, and his company, among whom was "Moses Simonson." He was in Dnx'y., before 1687, and in that year, was one of a Jury of 12 " to set forth heigh wages about Plymonth, Ducksburrow, and the Eele River." In 1638-9, he received a grant of 40 acres of land in D. He is in the list of those able “to bear arms," in 1643; and in the list of freemen in D., in 1646. At about this period, he became one of the 54 original proprietors of Bridg'r., but soon after sold his share to Nicholas Byram. Under date of Mar. 7, 1652 he is spoken of, on the Col. Rec., as having one of the 34 shares, "of a tract extending 3 miles E. of the E. part of the river or bay called Acusshena, and soe alonge the sea side to the river called Coaksett, lying on the W. side of point prill (peril (?) &c., and extending 8 miles into the woods," said tract being land purchased of the Indians. He was a surveyor in Dux’y., in 1657; and in 1665, a footway was laid out through his land, and that of Sam’l. Chandler. In 1662, he was one of the proprietors of Midd'o., his lot being the 18th, and being “bounded with a red Oak and a Walnut tree marked." The name of his wife, we have not learned, nor the dates of birth of his children. We should infer, from Winslow's account, that some of them, at least, were born before he came to Am'a. Of his sons, we find recorded the names of Moses and Thomas. The family is prob. of English origin, and may be connected with the Symond, or Simonds, of Devonshire, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucester, Norfolk, Hertford, &c. We find this family name sometimes spelled Symons, and Simmons, and the family itself, is numerous and respectable, and of quite ancient date.
2. Moses, s. Moses, sen'r., was of Dnx'y., where he d. in 1689, (Winsor.) By w. Sarah, he had;
3. Thos., s. Moses, sen’r., was a householder in Scit. bef. 1647, and his house was on the Green field, between that of Sam‘l. Nash, and Jno. Turner, jr. The name of his wife is not given, nor the dates of birth of his ch. We only learn that he had sons Moses and Aaron.
4. Moses Simmons, s. Thomas (3) m. Patience, da. Wm. Barstow. ab. 1664. ch.:
5. Aaron, s. Thos. (3) m. Mary Woodworth, l667, and, it is said, lived at the "Green field." (Deane.) ch.:
6. Ebenezer(?) Simons, s. Aaron (5) m. Lydia Kent, 1714, and, it is said, lived where the widow of Charles Simmons now resides, in South Scituate. ch.:
7. Joshua Simmons, s. Ebenezer (6) m. Elisabeth Dillingham, November 11, 1742, and lived in H., first in a house in the pasture back of where Dan'l. Chapman now resides, and then in a house which recently stood where stands that of Mr. C. His w. d. July 18, 1797, ae. 78, and he, Mar. 4, 1807, ae. 88. He was a memb. of the Com’e. of Safety in the Rev'n., and Selectman, in 1775, &c. ch:
8. Elisha Simmons, s. Joshua (7) m. Martha Hersey, of H’m., and d. in H., Mar. 14, 1825, ae. 80. Lived in part of his father's house. ch.:
9. Ebenezer(?) Simmons, (Eben'r., Esq.,) s. Elisha (8) m. (1) Sophia Richmond, of Prov., R. I.; and (2) Mary H., wid. of Step. Curtis, of Scit., Aug. 23, 1835, who d. Ap. 30, 1837, and he, in Nov. 1840. Lived on Wash'n. st., where his son Perez now resides, was a merchant; Selectman of the Town for 6 y'rs.; Rep. to the Gen'l. Ct. in 1835; and a man of enterprise and ability. ch.:
(By 2d w.)
10. Capt. Thos., s. Sam’l., of Scib., gr. s. Peleg, and gr. gr. s. of Eben'r. (6) m. Bethia Gray, Dec. 1, 1816, lives on Wash'n. st., in the N. E. part of the town; and was formerly a trader, and a man of successful enterprise. ch.:
Rev. Wm. N., sometime Pastor of the Bap. Soc. of H., is s. Sylvanus and Mary Slason, of Vt, and was b. Feb. 26, 1809. He stud. for the ministry, under Rev. Dr. Barlow, and at the Newton Seminary, and has been sett. at Goffstown, N. H., Parsonsfield, Me., and elsewhere. He m. Hannah E. Jackson, of Camb., Mass., Jan. 7, 1833, and has;
Rev. Thos., of Pemb., b. Feb. 6, 1706, s. Joseph, of Yarmouth, Mass., grad. H. C. 1725, m. Judith, da. Josiah Miller, Aug. 28, 1734, and was sett. first in Yarmouth, and then in Pemb., where he d. ch.:
2. Dea. Josiah, s. Rev. Thos., m. Mary Barker, of P., June 15, 1760, and d. Ap. 4, 1803, ae. 65, and his wid. who was b. May 2, 1740, d. Nov. 15, 1813, ae. 73. ch.:
3. Capt. Joseph, s. Rev. Thos., m. (1) — Wadsworth, and (2) Bathsheba Torrey, and had;
4. Albert Smith,(Hon. Albert,) s. Dea., Josiah (2) m. Anne L., da. Capt. Rob't. L. Eells, Aug. 23, 1787, and d. May 28, 1828, and his Wid., May 7, 1835. (See p. 163.) ch.:
5. Josiah, s. Dea. Josiah (2) m. (1) Nabby, da. Capt. Robert L. Eells, Mar. 13, 1794, who d. Aug. 3, 1812; and (2) Jane, da. Jere. Smith, and d, in H., Ap. 24, 1842 ae. 75, and his wife in 1850. ch.:
6. Chas., s. Wm. E., m. Betsey Phillips, of H., and lives in H'n, on Walnut st., is a shoemaker by trade. ch.:
7. Wm. E., s. Wm. E., b. Feb. 27, 1801 m. Lucy, da. Jno. Hatch, Nov. 6, 1842, lives in H., on Main st., and is a shoemaker by trade. Has one son, John S., Aug. 24, 1843.
Cap't. Joseph, s. Thos. of Scit., (?) 1690, was b. 1703, m. Lydia Stockbridge, Nov. 20, 1729, and d. in H., May 11, 1790, ae. 87. No ch. are recorded, but he was prob. fa. of Capt. Joseph, b. 1737, who m. Ruth Curtis, 1760, lived on the hill, W. of Josiah Bonney's, was an offi., in the Rev'n., and Selectman for 14 yrs. He d. Mar., 1804, ae. 67, and his w., Mar. 9, 1777. No ch.
Abisha., s. Josiah, of Dux’y., (and a desc't. of George, who came to N. Eng. in 1620,) was b. July 13, 1805, m. Frances, da. Elij. Hobart, Esq., Ab'n., in Ap. 1825, lives on Main st., in the house which stands where stood the Jno. Bailey homestead, and has;
Melzar, s. Melzar, of Mf'd., and a desc't. of Francis, who arrived in N. Eng. in 1623, was b. in Mar. 1795, m. Mary D., da. Nathan Dwelley, Nov. 28, 1820, kept store for a time on Broadway, and now lives in Pemb. Had one son, Andrew J., July 14, 1823, d., ae. 18.
NOTE. Mr. S. is chosen as the delegate from Pemb., to the Conv'n., for revising the Const'n., which is to meet in Bos'n., in May, 1853.
Cornet Robert, the ancestor of the Stetsons of the U. S., and a noted and valuable man in his day, prob. came from Yorkshire, Eng'd., from which county many of the first settlers of Scit. originated, and where, according to Rev. R. Breare, the name is still extant, being found in Richmond and other towns. Having already published a sketch of this family, entitled "Records of the Stetson Family," we do not deem it necessary to pursue its history at large here, and shall therefore confine this notice chiefly to those that settled in Hanover. We need only remark, that the Cornet had five sons, who left male issue, viz.: Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, Samuel and Robert. The descendants of the first of these-Joseph-settled principally in Scituate. A few resided in H., and these we shall give. More of the descendants of Benjamin and Samuel, and a few of those of Thomas, became residents of H.; but none of those of Robert. From the latter, however, descended Nahum Stetson, Esq, of whom we have spoken on p. 229.
2. Robert, s. Robert, and a desc't. of Cornet Robert through his eldest son Joseph, was b. Sep. 3, 1710, m. Hannah Tower, of Pemb., in 1738, and lived on what is now Centre st, in a house lately torn down by Mr. Eben'r. Thayer. In 1746, he sold his first place to Wm. Stetson, and moved to where Albert Stetson resides. He had ch.; but his desct's are mostly in Me.
3. Capt. Joseph, s. Sam'l., and a desc't. of the Cornet through Joseph, was b. Mar. 25, 1724, m. Martha Gross, of Scit., in 1774, and lived, for a time, on Water st., where Chas. Dyer resides, and owned the mill and privilege where Perry’s Tack works stand. He was a soldier in the French war, and was at Cape Breton, at the storming of the fort. He was a mariner for many years, and made voyages to Holland, and other countries of Europe. His da. Xoa, b. in May, 1779, is yet living in H.; also his son, Joseph, b. Aug. 27, 1787, who m. wid. Betsey Whitman, of Wey'h., May 12, 1839, lives on East st., and has Joseph F., 1840, and Martha E., 1841.
4. Joshua, s. Joshua, and a desc't. of the Cornet through Joseph, was b. Nov. 21, 1805, lives on Elm st., and is a shipwright by trade; m. Debo. Josselyn, of Pemb., and has;
5. Benj., s. Benj., and a desc't. of the Cornet through Capt. Benj., his 2d son, was b. July 1, 1696, m. Lillis Turner (?) of H., in 1725, who d. June 1, 1755, ae. 84, and he, Aug. 31, 1758. He was Selectman from 1747-49. His da. Desire, m. Caleb Sylvester, in 1750, and Susanna, m. Abner Sylvester, in 1761. His son Job, m. Hannah Munroe, in 1762 and moved off. None of the desct's. now remain in H.
6. Benj., s. Matt., and a desc't. of the Cornet through Capt. Benj., was b. Ap. 7, 1740, m. (1) Bradbury Eells, Ap. 30, 1768, who d. Feb. 19, 1782; (2) Betsey Young, Nov. 8, 1784, who d. June 9, 1813; and (3) Betsey Stockbridge. He is said to have been a blacksmith by trade, and to have lived near the centre of the town. ch.:
7. Edward, s. Benj. (6) m. Hannah, da. Dea. Israel Perry, Jan. 1, 1799, was a blacksmith by trade, lived on Broadway, and d. in May, 1846. His wid. is still living. ch.:
8. Martin W., s. Edward (7) m. Ruth B., da. Lebbeus Stockbridge, in 1836, and lives on Broadway, in the house formerly owned by Hon. Albert Smith, and previously by Dea. Joseph Josselyn, view of which is annexed. Mr. S. is a substantial and enterprising farmer, and mechanic, and an esteemed and respected citizen. ch.:
9. John, s. Abijah, and a desc't. of the Cornet through Capt. Benj., was b. Ap. 17, 1731 and m. Thankful Curtis, Dec. 3, 1761. who d. Feb. 5, 1805, ae. 63, and he, Ap. 15, 1811 ae. 80. ch.:
10. Josh., s. Jno. 9, m. Priscilla Dwelley, in 1804, was Selectman 7 yrs., from 1813–'20, and is yet living, on Union st., near Stetson's Brook. His wife is d. ch.:
11. Josh., s. Elijah, and a desc't. of Cornet Robert through Thos., his 3d son, was b. May 12, 1713, m. Lillis, da. Benj. Stetson, July 8, 1747, and lived in H. ch.:
12. Nathl., s. Elij., and bro. of Josh. (11) m. Mary Dillis, Ap. 1, 1735, and she d. in H., Ap. 20, 1796, ae. 91. He had a son Nathl., who d. unm.; and a da. who m. a Jenkins.
13. Luke, s. Elij., and bro. of Josh. (11) m. Ruth Howland, of Dux'y., in 1762, who d. in 1764. He was a noted schoolmaster in H., and had but one ch., a da. Ruth, b. 1763, who m. Asa Soule, of Hf'x., Dec. 27, 1784.
14. Samuel, s. Saml., 4th son of Cornet Robert, was b. in June, 1679, m. Rebecca Turner, May 12, 1719, and sett. in H., near the Cent. M. Ho., where his desct's. still reside. He is called " Drummer Stetson," on the Scit. Rec's., and was a somewhat noted man in his day, his house being a tavern stand, and a famous place of resort. He d. June 23, 1760, leaving 2 das., who d. unm., and a son Saml., b. ab. 1725.
15. Saml., s. Saml. (14) m. Alice Rogers, Dec. 14, 1766, lived on his father's place, and d. Feb. 5, 1791, and his wid. May 29, 1820, ae. 76. He was Selectman in 1779, and '80. ch.:
16. Turner, s. Saml., (15) m. Lydia Rose, Feb. 1, 1795, and was Selectman for 27 years, and Rep. in 1812, and '13. He lived at the corner of Plain and. Circuit sts., where his w. d. Jan. 22, 1819, ae. 50, and he, Feb. 25, 1844. ch.:
17. Saml., s. Saml. (15) m. (1) Zilpha Stetson, Jan. 29, 1798, who d. Jan. 5, 180; and (2) Abig., da. Shuble Munroe, in 1808, and is yet living, on the old homestead. ch.:
18. Seth, s. Saml., 4th son of Cornet Robert, was b. in June, 1698, m. Eliza Rose, Ap. 19, 1727, and his w. d. Sep. 4, 1787, ae. 83. ch.:
19. Seth, s. Seth (18) m. Lucy Studley, Ap. 11, 1765, and lived in the house which stood where stands that of N. F. Chamberlin, on Centre st. ch.:
20. Thos., s. Seth (18) m. Olive Mann, June 18, 1772, who d. July 20, 1819, and he Dec. 24, 1821. ch.:
21. Nathl., s. Seth (19) m. (1) Temperance Curtis, Nov. 7, 1793, who d. Nov. 6, 1808; and (2) Joanna Pratt, Mar. 7, 1811, and had ch.:
22. Benj., s. Thos. (20) m. Lucy Bates, Sep. 10, 1820, is a millwright by trade, and was Selectman in 1835, and '36; lives on Centre st., and has ch.:
23. Nathl., s. (4) s. of Cornet Robert, was b. in June, 1700, m. Rebecca Brisco, Feb. 13, 1738, and d. July 28, 1753, and his wid. m. David Cudworth, of Scit., in 1760. ch.: